Massive Fire is a Brazilian metal band founded in 2006 by a 13 year old Pedro Soriano in Rio de Janeiro, who was later joined by Luiz and Charles in 2009. The band experienced strong local growth playing live, specially after Pedro took on the mic becoming the vocalist as well as guitarist, consolidating the group's sound. The band aims to make stragiht up Heavy Metal which is more relevant to the world in this day and age, being the leading examples of what Metal is about, not only as musicians but also as individuals and public figures.
Album: "Massive Fire" by Massive Fire
This is the band's first record. It features 11 original tracks - 1 intro and 10 songs. It is a concept album which grasps strong universal ideas and it displays the powerful arsenal of weapons this new emerging Brazilian band has to offer. The record was entirely self-produced, recorded in Charles' room. It was an independent production as well as being a very economic one, running on a very tight budget. Overcoming these difficulties, we focused on capturing elements of our playing stules and displaying our powerful arsenal of weapons as a group, performers and songwriters. All tracks were mixed by Flavio pascarillo from HR Estudio (Tribuzy with Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden, Roy-Z, Michael Kiske and others)
The Concept of the Album:
The album tells the story of a character who has his trust betrayed by his significant other, and the paths in life he takes as he deals with this betrayal in order to transform himself into being stronger than he once was.
As with most things in life he faces two options, or Two Paths of Reality, a recurring theme in the lyrics and story - you can either accept what happens and learn from it and grow or dwell on it and have it go through your life undigested pulling you down into darkness… Our character, obviously, takes the second path and the story takes a twisted turn.
The album shows the various phases one goes through when betrayed, and we really worked on showing our character's relationship with himself, his significant other, the world he lives and the life he's created for himself and how this influenced him to undergo this transformation of the "self". Each song acts like a chapter as he changes in the story, from discovering the betrayal yet still blindly loving this person, to the anger, rage and denial he feels as he is trying to deconstruct all that he knows to understand why this happened to him.
All this culminates to the point where when he reaches rock bottom depression, and realizes he became such a loser at life at his own expense, and a ray of inspiration shines upon him as he looks at himself in the mirror and says "It Ends Tonight". Then he has a dream or a vision if you will, where wakes up lost in a sea and goes aboard a huge misty white marble boat which takes him to an empire in the future, where he is kept as a slave. Then he realizes that that is his home, the place he came from, but hundreds of years in the future, and then with the power of his virtues he saves this civilization from downfall in war and becomes their rescuing emperor, and builds it back to glory making it the city of dreams. Realizing he can be strong, he can overcome this. Saving the ones in the future to save those in his past, brought peace to times to come and prevent what could have been done and return to his time knowing that his future generations will be in safe hands.
So now he goes goes on his road to glory, opening his eyes to life which is the final phase of his journey. He becomes Remgore, its his warrior name, and this is he's new "alter-ego" per say. So he finally eliminates all the negativity which he's accumulated within this whole time and kills all that weakness leaving now only the strong and winning warrior who he is, completing his transformation.